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Devils Acquire Mirco Mueller

June 18th, 2017 at 9:12 AM
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The New Jersey Devils officially made a move before the 3 p.m. ET. trade freeze by trading for San Jose Sharks defenseman Mirco Mueller. It was not the splashy trade that Devils fans were hoping for, but it is better than nothing. The official deal is Mueller and a fifth-round pick in 2017 for a second and fourth-round pick in 2017.

Mueller is a left-handed shot, weighs in at 6-foot-3, 21o lbs, and is only 22 years old. He clearly fits the Devils’ youth-centered rebuilding strategy. Ray Shero decided to give up some early picks for the Swiss defenseman, so the Devils’ staff must see a good amount of promise in the young blueliner. After digging a little more deeply into Mueller, I see plenty of reason why Shero made this move.

Former First-Round Pick

Mueller was drafted 18th overall by the Sharks in 2013. There were high hopes for Mueller when he was selected. Pierre McGuire even …

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Tags: Devils Transactions, Mirco Mueller, New Jersey Devils, Ray Shero, Top Story

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